The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 24, 2016


From pistons to Picasso: A new Brussels art house
After reaching a deal with French car manufacturer Citroen, the regional government of Brussels announced Thursday it would buy its 16,000 square metre (170,000 square foot) depot to house the very latest in contemporary art.
BRUSSELS (AFP).- A landmark building which residents of Belgium's capital Brussels associate with the grease and grime of a garage is set to be transformed into a centre of modern art.

After reaching a deal with French car manufacturer Citroen, the regional government of Brussels announced Thursday it would buy its 16,000 square metre (170,000 square foot) depot to house the very latest in contemporary art.

"We will have our MoMa, our Guggenheim," Brussels Region president Rudi Vervoort told a Belgian newspaper, referring to the famous modern art museums of New York and Bilbao.

The imposing white building features the large windows of Art Nouveau architecture from the 1930s, and is located close to the Brussels canal, northwest of the city centre.

The museum is scheduled to open in 2017 and will showcase modern and contemporary art from Belgium's Royal Museums of Fine Arts, including works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Francis Bacon which are currently in storage awaiting a wall.

The regional government, which takes in the greater Brussels area, says the deal is part of its efforts to make the city one of Europe's cultural capitals.

"We need to start playing in the big league," Vervoort said, adding that Brussels, home to a number of European Union institutions, was too often overlooked as a centre of culture.

Meanwhile, Citroen announced it will relocate its operations to "a more appropriate location" which it is redeveloping in the same suburb.


© 1994-2014 Agence France-Presse






Today's News

May 9, 2014

One of 39 "Hitler albums" of looted Nazi art given to the National Archives in Washington

Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary Art sale in Milan to feature important works by Lucio Fontana

United States government to return ancient statue "Duryodhana bondissant" to Cambodia

Bern Museum of Fine Arts to inspect inherited Nazi-era art hoard owned by Cornelius Gurlitt

Skarstedt opens Chelsea gallery adding to its two existing locations in New York and London

Oxford University scientists: Shrinking helped dinosaurs and birds to keep evolving

For third consecutive year, Frieze New York returns to Randall's Island Park, Manhattan

"Cage and Kaino: Pieces and Performances" opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Canal Zone: Gagosian exhibits several of Richard Prince's transformative works

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens "Jesús Rafael Soto: The Houston Penetrable"

Steve McQueen's 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 takes center stage at RM's flagship Monterey sale

Marlborough Fine Art London appoints Alexander Platon to lead on the Secondary Market

"The other side of the medal: How Germany saw the First World War" opens at the British Museum

Rare slot machine pays $90K jackpot at Morphy's Advertising & Coin Op Auction

Exhibition at Edwynn Houk Gallery explores appropriation in contemporary photography

From pistons to Picasso: A new Brussels art house

Bonhams presents historic WWII artifacts to honor 70th anniversary of D-Day

Two pairs of Lalanne armchairs bring $478,000 in 20th & 21st Century Design Auction at Heritage

Art Libraries Society of North America awards prize to Josef Albers app for iPad

Six new intricate paintings by Ben Johnson on view at the Alan Cristea Gallery

Nationalmuseum in Sweden acquires a crayon study by Georges Seurat

Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong opens solo exhibition of work by Lam Tung-Pang

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Goya's Black Paintings reveal their secrets 200 years later

2.- 500-year-old German engraving by Albrecht Durer surfaces at French flea market

3.- X-ray flourescence and image processing unmask the woman Degas painted over

4.- Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

5.- Dali and Lempicka paintings stolen from museum 'found after seven years'

6.- Japan exhibition mourns fading sex culture

7.- Steven and Ann Ames collection to lead Sotheby's New York sales this November

8.- Ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial discovered

9.- Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

10.- David Huddleston, 'The Big Lebowski,' dies at 85



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful